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IDF strikes in Gaza in response to rocket
Air Force planes target weapons warehouse, two smuggling tunnels in Strip; no injuries reported
Israel Air Force aircraft bombed a weapons warehouse in northern Gaza and two smuggling tunnels in the southern Strip on Thursday night.

 

The Israel Defense Forces said the targets were hit and that all planes returned safely to their base. There were no reports of injuries.

 

The attack was a response to the firing of a rocket and mortar shells at western Negev communities on Thursday. The IDF stressed that Hamas was "a terrorist organization which is fully responsible for the events in the Strip."

 

On Thursday evening, a Qassam rocket exploded near a kibbutz north of the Gaza Strip, shortly after two mortar shells exploded south of a kibbutz in Shaar Hanegev Regional Council.

 

A total of nine mortar shells and one rocket were fired at Israel on Thursday, causing no injuries or damage.

 

Attacks from Gaza have increased in recent days, luckily, without causing any damage or injures. Nine days ago, after a week and a half of relative calm, fire on the western Negev from Gaza resumed, when a Qassam hit an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council.

 

Last month, the Air Force responded to a salvo of rockets by striking several targets in Gaza. The Palestinians reported that three Islamic Jihad and Popular Resistance Committees were killed.

 

In addition, an empty house in Khan Younis in the central Strip was damaged. No injuries were reported in that incident.

 

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